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Old 03-27-2013, 05:52 AM   #15
philipsmith
Dojo: Ren Shin Kan
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Re: how do we define martial?

I think one of the things we have to bear in mind is the context here.

Aikido training is ineffective martially 90-99% of the time but that prepares the trainee/student for the 1% of martial effectiveness.

This is not unique - think of the rounds of sparring a boxer requires before a competitive bout.

The problem arises when we forget the 1%.
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